Gingerbread Cupcakes with Lemon Icing Recipe

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Terri Lowe Modified: March 23, 2022
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Lemon Icing Recipe

How To Make Gingerbread Cupcakes with Lemon Icing

Gingerbread cupcakes are a lighter winter dessert that are also easier to make. They have the sweetness of molasses and the warmth of winter spices.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total: 27 minutes



  • cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspcinnamon
  • tspnutmeg
  • ¼tspground cloves
  • tspground allspice
  • ½tspground ginger
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½cupunsalted butter,(1 stick)
  • ¼cupwater
  • ½cupdark brown sugar,packed
  • ½cupmolasses,(unsulphured, not blackstrap)
  • 3large eggs,room temperature
  • ¼cupginger,(grated on the small holes of a box grater or using a microplane)

For Lemon Icing:

  • ¼cuppowdered sugar,plus 1 tbsp
  • 2tsplemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.

  2. In a small bowl, melt the butter and water together in the microwave, covering the top with plastic wrap. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and dry spices in a bowl.

  3. In a third, large bowl, beat together the molasses and brown sugar until smooth by hand, using a hand mixer, or using a stand mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for 30 seconds between each.

  4. Beat in the flour mixture slowly until just incorporated. Add the butter mixture and the grated ginger and beat until smooth. Batter will be runny.

  5. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about ¾ full.

  6. Bake the cupcakes for 12 to 14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  7. Allow to cool for a minute in the muffin tin to set before transferring to a wire rack to fully cool.


  1. Combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice together in a bowl and stir until smooth. Allow to stiffen up a bit for 4 minutes.

  2. Once the cupcakes are cool, spoon the icing over the cupcakes and allow to harden.

  3. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 218.57kcal
  • Fat: 9.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.47g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.54g
  • Fiber: 0.56g
  • Sugar: 18.95g
  • Protein: 3.33g
  • Cholesterol: 66.84mg
  • Sodium: 159.54mg
  • Calcium: 47.60mg
  • Potassium: 261.26mg
  • Iron: 1.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 84.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.44mg
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